Registered Trademarks Does Not Mean Impunity from Priority Local Use Challenge

JD Supra Law

Federal trademark registration is the Holy Grail for companies, especially franchises, looking to expand their footprint and access a national audience.

Why every business, big or small, should consider applying to register trademarks

Erik K Pelton

Listed to this brief video (less than 3 minutes) as I discuss the many benefits adding up to show why trademark registration is an incredibly valuable investment for an small business, new business, established business, old business, or big businesses – for any business!

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How to Trademark in Metaverse: Is it possible to register trademarks for virtual goods?

Patent Trademark Blog

Is it possible to register a trademark in the metaverse? What may have been unimaginable years ago has become a genuine concern for trademark owners who care about the virtual world. Yes, you can register trademarks for virtual goods with the USPTO.

Recognized v. Registered Trademarks - Quebec Amends the Charter of the French Language

JD Supra Law

Proposed in May 2021 and adopted on May 25, 2022, Bill 96 amends the Charter of the French Language (the “Charter”) – the statute governing the use of French as the language of business in the province of Quebec, including contracts and trademarks.

Considerations for Applying to Register Trademarks in Connection with Virtual Goods and Services ? An Overview on Protecting Your Brand in the Metaverse

JD Supra Law

But why does anyone care about trademarks in the metaverse?

GM Innovation Week: Catch You at the Border: Registering Trademarks With U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Stop Infringing Imports

Greenspoon Marder LLP

Featuring: Sharon Urias, Partner and Justin McNaughton, Partner Our You, Me & IP series joins Innovation Week to discuss the considerations and issues businesses can encounter while registering trademarks to stop infringing imports.

The examination practice and solution of a “continuation trademark application” (referring to a new trademark application filed by a trademark owner for a mark identical with or similar to an already registered trademark of his own)

JD Supra Law

Thus market players inevitably need to upgrade their trademarks from time to time. In this era of fast development and change, the product structure is constantly innovating.

Similar & Identical Trademarks in India – How to Identify Them Well?

Kashishipr

It is imperative to have Registered Trademarks in place to have one’s business stand out in the market and create a significant brand value. The Act safeguards all registered trademarks from misuse or infringement in India.

Trademark Enforcement Strategies – The Ultimate Path to Protection

Kashishipr

Trademarks provide multiple crucial advantages to businesses and customers alike. Trademarks also carry all the image and reputation a brand builds over the years. Have Proper Symbols of Trademark Registration & Ownership. Ensure Using Your Trademark as a Trademark .

Trademark Issues: How is Social Media Becoming the New Target for Cybersquatting?

Kashishipr

A trademark refers to a legally registered word or symbol representing a specific product or service of a company. Therefore, we can say that a trademark serves as a helping hand in gaining more uniqueness and popularity everywhere, including on platforms as prevalent as the internet.

Protecting your Trademark from Non-Use Cancellation

Kashishipr

It is becoming increasingly vital that Registered Trademarks are used to maintain their validity and their ability to be enforced against third parties. So, let us discuss the best way to ensure ‘use’ of your trademark. Why Does a Trademark Need to be Used?

Understanding the 3 Common Forms of IP & their Varying Levels of Protection

Kashishipr

In this article, we will be throwing light on the 03 most common forms of IP, including trademarks, copyright, and patents, along with the different and varying levels of protection that they offer. Trademarks.

Conducting a Trademark Search in India – Everything You Must Know

Kashishipr

The Trade Marks Act, 1999 governs and deals with the mechanism of registration, protection, and illegal use of trademarks in India. It is undoubtedly imperative to register your brand or business name as a trademark, especially in today’s world where first copies are easily available.

Overview of Direct & Indirect Trademark Infringement in India

Kashishipr

The simplest mechanism of achieving the same is through Trademark Registration. The prime purpose of a trademark is to help people identify and recognize the origin or source of a specific product or service. A trademark reflects the source or origin and the quality of the products or services. Based on all the previously mentioned points, it is imperative to ensure that no third party or entity infringes upon your Registered Trademark.

USPTO Outlines Trademarks Administrative Sanctions Process

IP Watchdog

Patent and Trademark Office today announced in an unpublished Federal Register Notice that it has established an administrative process for investigating submissions filed with the USPTO in trademark matters that appear to violate the Trademark Rules of Practice. The U.S.

USPTO Imposes Sanctions on Flagrant Fraudulent Filer

IP Watchdog

On Friday, December 10, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a “Show Cause Order” imposing sanctions against Huanyee Intellectual Property Co.,

Commerce Office of Inspector General Says USPTO is Failing to Prevent Fraudulent Trademark Registrations

IP Watchdog

Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General (OIG) published a final report on the audit of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trademark registration process. The report ultimately found that the trademark registration process was ineffective in this respect.

Trade Secrets in Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)

Kashishipr

Patents, copyright, and trademarks have been the most widely recognized forms of IP to date; however, there are other forms as well, including geographical indications and industrial designs, which have been gaining attention in the past few decades.

Protection of Intellectual Property (IP) in the Metaverse

Kashishipr

With the Metaverse and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) being the common buzzwords as of late, the USPTO (US Patent & Trademark Office) has been experiencing a significant rise in the number of Trademark Applications filed in the virtual sphere to safeguard the products and services.

Trademarks: Priority Foreign Filing Deadline

Sander Law

Trademarks: Priority Foreign Filing Deadline. Trademark registration is jurisdictional, meaning you file applications to register a trademark in each country you want to protect your brand. Interested in registering your trademark in Canada or elsewhere?

Intellectual Property Valuation

Kashishipr

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Sound Trademarks and their Registration in India

Kashishipr

Sound trademarks are widely recognized in developed nations like the United States, and their knowledge is now rapidly growing in developing nations like India. Understanding Sound Trademarks with Examples. The sound trademark consisted of a human voice yodeling Yahoo.

Overview of Trademark Opposition in India

Kashishipr

In India, the Trademarks Act of 1999 (referred to as ‘Act’ further in this article) forms the legal basis for Trademark Registration , protection, and enforcement. Initiating Trademark Opposition in India. Grounds for Trademark Opposition in India.

Intellectual Property (IP) Challenges Faced in the Digital Economy

Kashishipr

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Why is Market Research Important for Patent Protection?

Kashishipr

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Certification Marks

Sander Law

Trademarks vs. Certification Marks. The purpose of a trademark is to distinguish the goods and/or services of one entity from goods and/or services provided by others in the marketplace. Ownership of a regular Trademark & a Certification Mark.

Protection of Color Trademarks under the Indian Trademark Law

Kashishipr

A trademark refers to a recognizable expression, design, or sign uniquely identifying the products or services of a specific source and differentiating them from those of others. A trademark may be located on the packaging, voucher, label, or the product itself.

How to Cancel a Trademark Registration

Patent Trademark Blog

How to Cancel a Registered Trademark. A trademark cancellation filed with the TTAB would have been the only procedure to discuss. We’ll certainly delve into a TTAB cancellation in this post, but we now have a couple more ways to cancel a trademark registration.

Registration of Motion Mark as Trademark in India

Kashishipr

With the increase in globalization and cross-border trade, intriguing types of trademarks are trending and have become a crucial tool to signify a company’s identity. Motion Trademarks in India. The Indian Trademark Law and Motion Marks.

Can You Trademark A Hashtag?

Kashishipr

Therefore, the prime role of such hashtags needs to be assessed in line with the Trademark Law to deduce whether they qualify for trademark protection. Why Take the Trademark Route? The trademark utilizing the hashtag must be distinctive in nature.

IP Licensing for Business Companies & Organizations – How to Do it Right?

Kashishipr

Any form of Intellectual Property (IP) , be it a trademark, patent, or copyright, can be licensed to third parties. Through IP licensing, IP rights holders grant third parties the exclusive right to use their IP while retaining their ownership.

3D Shape Trademark on Cars

Kashishipr

Trademarks indicate the origin of a product. However, shape marks are not easy to register. For being registered as a trademark, the 3D shape of a product must be shown to have an inherent or acquired distinctive character.

Position Marks

Kashishipr

A registered position trademark protects a feature as applied to a given product in a specific and distinctive position. A position trademark ensures the protection of the mark on a particular object, which cannot be registered as a separate mark.

Trademarks from a Marketing Perspective

Kashishipr

The role that trademarks play in the marketing of a brand can help us unwind what commercial players and business houses should consider in the development of their brand marketing strategies to best incentivize their assets for better returns.

Trademark Examiner Reports: Common Objections

Sander Law

Trademark Examiner Reports: Common Objections. The objections raised by a Trademark Examiner generally fall into one or more of the following categories: Goods & Services Statement. Confusion with another trademark. Learn more about Trademark Confusion.

Here’s What Businesses Need to Know About a Non-Disclosure Agreement

Kashishipr

IP in different forms like trademarks, copyright, patents, and industrial designs acts as a seal of distinctiveness, quality, and authority for every other company. For maintaining a competitive edge in the market, businesses need to keep innovating.

Bombay High Court Rules that Copyright Registration of a Label is not Compulsory

Kashishipr

The plaintiff, SSPL, had filed a lawsuit against the defendant NTC in the Bombay High Court, alleging Copyright and Trademark Infringement. In May 2007, the label mark ‘SOYA DROP’ was registered. Overview.

Exploring the Top 5 IP Challenges that Brands & Businesses Face

Kashishipr

When we talk about managing an IP portfolio, it is not restricted to only paying the maintenance or renewal fee for the registered IP at the end of their respective protection periods.

Understanding Freedom to Operate (FTO) Concerning IP & Patents

Kashishipr

Three pharmaceutical companies, including Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Micromet AG, and Cambridge Antibody Technology (now acquired by AstraZeneca), in September 2003 announced signing a non-exclusive cross-license agreement.

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Understanding Assignment of Copyright

Kashishipr

Copyright is a bundle of rights and can be exploited in several ways independently from each other.